Profile of Charles BabcockEditor at Large, Cloud
Member Since: 11/15/2013
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Charles Babcock is an editor-at-large for InformationWeek and author of Management Strategies for the Cloud Revolution, a McGraw-Hill book. He is the former editor-in-chief of Digital News, former software editor of Computerworld and former technology editor of Interactive Week. He is a graduate of Syracuse University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism. He joined the publication in 2003.
Articles by Charles Babcock
posted in July 2012
Samsung fears shadow of Steve Jobs will influence jurors in the heart of Apple country. Judge Koh says no and go; jury selection tries to move case forward.
Xerox Cloud applies enterprise services know-how to give small and midsize businesses what they need, says Xerox's Rob Schilperoort.
Traditional systems management vendors lock horns with VMware as it trespasses into their space. In some cases, they remain the better option, say users.
Azure compute service disappears for 2.5 hours in West Europe region; cloud experts downplay possible Olympics connection.
Walgreens expects to expand use of its chain-wide photo printing
service 20% through third-party mobile app developers. An open API will pave the way.
VMware's ability to sustain high growth rates appears to be tapering off as annual revenues approach $5 billion.
High I/O Instance virtual server relies on solid-state memory for the kind of high throughput needed by online game suppliers, medical researchers, and intensive database users.
Dell software chief John Swainson explains how Quest Software acquisition is key to Dell's big plans for security, systems management, and business intelligence software.
Maritz's competitive style led VMware to dominance in virtualization. You can bet that his new role as EMC chief strategy officer won't be a ceremonial one.
VMware CEO Maritz moves up to EMC chief strategist role and Gelsinger becomes VMware CEO, as virtualization changes how data centers are run. Take a look at EMC's larger vision.
The 49-year-old high-performance computing expert was noted for co-designing the Gordon supercomputer, collaborative research, and bicycling prowess.
Startup seeks to compete with Amazon through cloud infrastructure services that scale vertically, can be graphically designed, and rack charges by the minute.
A Silicon Valley data center used by Salesforce.com customers suffered a power outage as the provider attempted to upgrade electrical equipment.
Windows Server 2012, due in September, will allow Microsoft partners to create mini-Azure infrastructure services, so Windows users will have lots of public cloud choices.
VMware says IT managers can use Data Director 2.0 to backup, patch or clone the database like any other virtual machine.
Cloudability's subscription online service adds more detail for teams keeping an eye on cloud costs, including identification of project teams and business group costs within an aggregated, company-wide cloud billing report.
Joyent's unique infrastructure design doesn't follow the path of Google or Amazon, includes built-in security and large data pipes for big business use.
Online dating site Whatsyourprice.com dumps EC2 following June outages, but other customers say they can architect against failure in the Amazon infrastructure.
Dell acquired Quest Software because no hardware vendor is surviving on the sales of hardware alone--the demand is for integrated systems.
DynamicOps, a pioneer in multi-hypervisor management, brings VMware's IT-as-a-service strategy a giant leap forward.
Amazon Web Services data center loses power because of violent electrical storms, knocking out many website customers.
RightScale, MapR, and Puppet Labs bring key features, a larger ecosystem to Google's new infrastructure-as-a-service.